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Wellesley College Heuis 

Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Pramiogham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



VOL. XXVI 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., MAY 23, 1918 



No. 32 



LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, GET IN STEP. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE AND WELLESLEY 
VILLAGE UNITE AS "ONE LARGE 
FAMILY TO HONOR WELLES- 
LEY'S FIRST 224 TO LEAVE 
FOR THE FRONT. 



On Saturday afternoon at a few minutes after 

Hirer the band "struck up," the last belated girl in 
sport suit fell into the line that was beginning 
to move and the parade was off, from Tower 
Court C.reen to the Left Play Ground by the way 
of Central Street. "Left, right, left, right." They 
were all doing their best to keep in step. At the 
head of the proeession was the American Hair, 
earried b\ .Mr. Sehleicher; then came a number 
of mounted horses, theo the State flag, next the 
men, the maids, and then the band followed by 
the undergraduate body. The Freshmen and 
Sophomores in regulation sports costume marched 
first, then came the Juniors in white, and the 
Seniors in cap and gown. After the undergrad- 
uates were the administration, preceded by the 
American, Italian, Belgian, English and French 
fligs, and the faculty followed the administration. 
President Pendleton and Mr. Leonard W. Cronk- 
hite of the town of Wellesley marched last. 

Until the procession reached the play ground 
the "recruits' 1 were marching like veterans, heads 
high in the air. moving as one spirited line, and 
cutting corners sharply with grand military form. 

The line of eight hundred gradually fell in 
before the grand stand on the left and Professor 
Macdougall led Wellesley and her guests in the 
grand stand in "The Star Spangled Banner." 
During the singing a beautiful "Star Spangled 
Banner" was raised against the trees, where it 
fluttered in proud approbation. 

The first of the many splendid exercises of the 
afternoon was a "setting-up" drill by the Fresh- 
men and Sophomores. The drill, while not par- 
ticularly difficult, was very effective. Hand clap- 
ping overhead with three hundred hands moving 
in sharp rhythm brought little murmurs of ap- 
preciation from the audience. 

The "white-middied-black-bloomered" Freshmen 
and Sophomores were replaced by special Hy- 
giene students in natty black sport suits with 
white collars. These students gave two quaint 
Russian folk dances, "Camarinskaia" and "Troika"' 
with a great amount of skill. The athletic pa- 
geant by the same students was a novel presen- 
tation of a short game of baseball, — a little fenc- 
ing and boxing, some aquatic sports such as row- 
ing and paddling — all of these sports done in 
rhythm without the aid of ball or hat, oar or 
paddle. 

"Holland kiddies," a bit of dancing by the faith- 
ful Freshmen and Sophomores, showed particu- 
larly good spirit in pantomime. "Summer" by 
the same students was very gracefully done. 

Undoubtedly some of the best work of the 
afternoon was the military marching and gym- 
nasties by special students. Tt was splendid to 
see marching done by "girls" with undeniable 
military skill, in a decidedly definite and clear- 
cut way. Several times the girls were described 
as "perfect soldiers." 

Mr. I>onard W. Cronkhite of Wellesley. in 
Oxford gown, inspired the audience with a vivid 
telling address. He talked to us all very force- 
fnllv about the necessity of using our imaginations 
today. He said that America faces now the 
problem of imagination — that her second di^covery 
mnst be the discovery of herself. He urged that 
(Continued on page 3, column 3) 




u;v W. Crane. 

>-: President. 



SENIOR OFFICERS. 



At step-singing Tuesday evening. May It, 1910 
eelebrated in appropriately attractive fashion an 
important event in her history. The three other 
classes had already assembled when the juniors 
came, swinging along to the tune of 1915's march- 
ing song, a gay white procession headed by two 
yellow banners and a blue one. Just then a green 
cloud blew up the road from the zoology build- 
ing, which on closer inspection turned out to be 
Alice Clough on a verdant "bike." Lustily the 
class limped through their freshman cheer led 
by their freshman president and sang a clever 
little verse in praise of Alice Clough. Somewhat 
more elevated Josephine January now appeared 
in a Ford and again 1919 burst into cheering and 
song for her and their sophomore year. Eleanor 
White's equipage was a roadster much heribboned 
and the class joined with her in cheering the only 
trouble with their junior year, "it was too short." 
Then came a breathless interval, since the waiting 
college guessed what was to come next. 1919's 
senior president! She came and with her the 
vice-president, escorted by about fifty members 
of the class singing 1919's fine new marching song. 
Who was she? Mary Crane, of course. And the 
vice-president was Louise Hunter. Theirs was 
the finest vehicle of all, a beautiful blue coupe\ 
and theirs were the loudest cheers. The year 
which they will lead is sure to be the finest 1919 
has known ! 



RED CROSS DRIVE. 



Wellesley's quota is ?5.000! It is to be col- 
lected Thursday and Friday. Wellesley will come 
up to her quota. This assertion is made con- 
fidently because WYIlcsley is acquiring the habit 
of living up to expectations. Remember the 
last Liberty Loan drive and the Friendship Fund. 
This drive is to be conducted along the lines of 
the Friendship Fund with collectors in every 
house and an indicator of results at the elevator 
table. Watch it! It will surely register success, 
if you do your part. Your part is not tremendous, 
since an average payment of $3.00 from every 
member of the college will complete the sum. 

Make all checks payable to Henry T. Davis. — 
he is treasurer of the town Red Cross. Give the 
money to Miss Elizaheth W. Manwaring by 9 
P. M.. Friday, May 24. This is for faculty. 



FORUM ON THE REORGANIZATION OF 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES THROUGH 

REFORM OF THE SOCIETY 

SYSTEM. 



On Thursday afternoon, May 16, a Forum was 
held in the Barn to discuss a plan worked out by 
a group of students drawn from the three upper 
classes, which proposed to unify and vitalise sev- 
eral of the student activities by merging them 
with societies. Ruth Langc presided. The group 
which had formulated the plan offered it voluntarily 
for the consideration of the faculty and the upper 
classes. Before presenting the plan in detail, the 
group in favor of it, presented three speakers to 
point out the need for reform and the general pur- 
pose h.ehind the proposed change. 

Klizal>eth King, the first speaker, said that the 
present lack of unity throughout the college re- 
sults in poor work at every point, because people 
cannot achieve much by dividing their energy and 
attentions as they are now doing. Wellesley's 
War Work is a discredit to her, her musical and 
dramatic productions are low-grade, her debat- 
ing fails, and her academic standards are un- 
worthy of her. In conclusion. Miss King made a 
plea for candid, open-minded, constructive dis- 
cussion of the reform suggested, if for no other 
reason than for the sake of the War Work which 
demands all the time and thought that can be 
given it. 

Ruth Coleman then briefly outlined the history 
of societies in Wellesley to show the evolution of 
the present system. She said that the current 
basis of membership, which had been introduced 
for the sake of new intellectual stimulus, had 
failed because the qualifications included under 
"public-spirited service" are too heterogeneous 
and indefinite, and because the work of societies 
duplicates the work of other organizations. The 
plan to he suggested she claimed as the next step 
in the development. 

Marguerite Atterbury spoke of the need for 
frequent balance — tests in community organiza- 
tions, and the need for cooperative effort when 
such tests indicate loss of vitality. There are 
four ways in which the present societies fail of 
effective function: they do not provide opportunity 
to work with congenial minds, because people are 
placed in societies for the sake of their friends, 
not for the sake of the work; they do not render 
service such as will justify the expense of their 
upkeep, — only a small group benefits by the work 
which is done: there is constant conflict between 
loyalty to the small society group and the larger 
loyalty to the college as a whole. Miss Atterbury 
continued to say that student responsibility to 
the world situation involves training in solving 
community problems, and suggested that the so- 
cietr question might well be solved by retaining 
the good and eliminating the waste. 

Therese Strauss then presented the plan in 
detail, stipulating that it was a strictly tentative 
proposal, offered for whatever germ of truth it 
misrht contain, from which the fallacies might he 
eliminated as they should be recognized. The 
plnn readc as follows: 

Rrnraniriznfinrt nf .Ynj?-./ m/frmir Arfiritira. 

Because we believe that our present organization 
("Continued on page .%, column 1) 

students and employees, all of whom are requested 
not to wait for a collector to find them, but to 
find a collector, who will wear a distinguishing 
badge. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Boatb of Bbitors 



Therese W. Strauss, 1919, Editor-in-Chief. 

Margaret W. Conant, 1919, Associate Editor. 

Mary B. Jenkins, 1903, Alumna? General Secretary and 

Alumna? Editor. 
Elisabeth Patch, 1916, Business Manager. 
Dorothy Miller, 1918, Assistant Business Manager. 



Assistant Editors. 
Eleanor Linton, 1919. Adele Rumpf, 1919. 

Ruth Baetjer, 1920." Emily Tyler Holmes, 1920. 

Mary Boomer, 1920. Eleanor Skerry, 1920. 

Mary Dooly, 1921. 



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THOUGHTS ABOUT 'NON-ACADEMIC 
CONCENTRATION." 

No matter what one thought of the plan pre- 
sented for the consideration of the college at the 
meeting of the three upper classes last Thursday 
afternoon, there were certain undeniable facts 
about the way it was received. It was interesting 
to observe the psychological effect of the plan upon 
those present. In the first place, there were 
many who felt it unwise for the girls who 
worked on the plan to spend their time that way, 
and yet spurred on by curiosity these very people 
attended the meeting in droves to register this 
protest. But the outstanding point of interest 
psychologically, was the way in which the very 
fact of the plan's newness made for antagonism. 
It is true that man fears what he does not know, 
and that what man fears he often fights. This 
seemed to be the attitude of many who were just 
beating back the new plan because it was a new 
plan. They seemed actually afraid of it. "We feel 
that very often when college people say a thing 
is impractical, radical, or even anarchistic, they 
are using the terms synonymously with the simple 
word "new." Many of the opponents of the sug- 
gested plan stood on firm grounds of logical con- 
viction, but there was a considerable group, we 
feel, who without any particular thought on the 
subject applauded anything which seemed to be 
warding off this fearful new thing. 

There was at the meeting also a degree of an- 
tagonism which was startling and discouraging. 
However misled one may feel the makers of the 
proposed plan to have been, the editors feel sure 
that their sincerity is unquestionable. What was 
desired was a thoughtful discussion of the evils 
which our present system of non-academic con- 
fusion entails. What was forthcoming was a 
heated discussion of the society system, -which 
lost sight altogether of the reason for calling the 
meeting. Had the issues been more clearly di- 
vided a great deal of the really distressing ani- 
mosity evinced might have been eliminated. 

The News does not wish at present to support 
or oppose the suggested plan, but on one phase 
of the discussion we do wish to take issue. There 
was a considerable amount of opinion of the 
general purport that in the face of the war we 
are not justified in spending our thought and 
energy on college problems. If the college is to 
render effective service to the government, if the 
college is to give to its members their fullest 
development for future service, college problems 
must be adjusted. Would anyone for one moment 
propose that academic problems should be allowed 
to slip? Suppose it were the opinion of many 
members of the faculty that the standard of 
academic work was at a low ebb. It would he 
inexcusable to say that this is no time to try to 
better academic conditions. If it is generally 
felt that our non-academic activities are making 
for inefficiency in themselves, in our actual 
class work, in our Red Cross work, it is the time of 
all times for remedying the evils. In discovering 
the best solution we must use our best thought 
and energies. More than ever in war time does 
the News feel that every bit of our college life 
must be carefully lived and therefore carefully 
thought out and adjusted. 



ELECTIVES. 

"It's a snap course — better take it!" This is 
another Great Wellesley Platitude. 

Some courses are easy— therefore, take them. 
It is a method of reasoning of which Wellesley 
may well be proud. Girls arc here in college, 
somewhat sheltered from the great demands that 
the war is making on the world. The fact that 
much of their academic work is not concerned 
with active war work makes them often regard 
it as a side issue. 

In another week the schedules for next year 
must be submitted. During the past month girls 
have been thinking and planning and wondering 
what to do. They seek advice eagerly— and "snap 
courses" form a favorite subject of discussion. 
It is inevitable and necessary that some courses 
are easier than others. But it is not necessary 
that anyone should deliberately seek these courses 
in spite of the fact that she has no interest in 
the subject. Although the election of the War 
Emergency courses is impossible for many people, 
they can do their bit by selecting those subjects 
which they feel will make them more useful, more 
interesting women. They can choose that thing 
in which they feel an interest — and not discard 
it because the administration inconsiderately placed 
it at 11.40 on Saturday. 

Wellesley has by some people been considerel 
backward in her war work. Everyone is doing 
her best to retrieve this reputation. At the same 
time the actual academic work has a certain 
standard which must be kept up, particularly in 
this war time. The choice of courses now will de- 
termine next year's standard. It is the student's 
part to make the year most telling — can't she 
begin by choosing what she honestly needs? 

FREE PRESS. 

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used in printing the articles if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold themselves responsible for 
opinions and statements which appear in this column. 

Contributions should be in the bands of the Editors 
by o A. M. on Monday. 

I. 
Whatever else the Mass Meeting on Thursday 
last did or did not accomplish it made plain the 
necessity for scrutinizing the underlying bases of 
our opinions on the subject. There seem to be two 
questions involved, "What are Societies for?" and, 
<c What is the matter with them?" As to the first 
there seems to be genuine disagreement. Are 
they for work, for play, or for a combination of 
the two? In answer to the second there seems to 
be considerable agreement that the objections to 
Societies in their present form are all based on 
the ground that their members constitute an un- 
justified privileged class. There are, then, three 
ways of attacking the problem; first, by trying 
to find a fair and reasonable basis for selection; 
second, by changing the characteristic of Societies 
from special privilege to special responsibility; 
and third, by enlarging the number of Societies so 
to abolish the distinction of membership. The 
plan proposed on Thursday was, at least in part, 
an attempt to meet the problem in the first 
of these ways. I am not arguing for any one of 
them, but emphasizing the fact that there are at 
least these three methods of approach, and sug- 
gesting that we consider the possibilities involved 
in each. Fxora I. MacKinnon", *07. 



II. 

Ax Al-I.-COLJ.EGE PllUJiLLM How SHALL We MEET 

It? 

Did you find yourself saying again and again 
in college, "I have so many things to do that I 
can't do any of them really well?" If you answer 
"Yes" to this question you agree on the basis of 
the plan suggested last Thursday at the Barn 
with those who see possibilities in it. For the 
suggestion in its intention is as simple as that. 
The discussion at the Mass Meeting hinged almost 
wholly on the question of societies. We had 
hoped for a constructive thinking together on an 
all-college problem. The real issues in this ques- 
tion were not brought out. Had they been the 
question of the timeliness of the discussion would 
perhaps have seemed less important. We felt 
that with the advance in its complexity, Welles- 
ley's non-academic life was growing less vital. 
This, it seemed to us, is due to scattering and over 
lapping of interests under the present system and 
the present time with its demands of war work 
and discussion groups seemed particularly to 
call for thought on this problem. 

Our extra-academic demands come to us 
through three channels: administrative, creative, 
and purely social. The three are necessary, we all 
agree. Where those who favor and those who 
oppose change differ is on the organization of 
the groups embodying the three general interests. 
In the present order. Christian Association, Col- 
lege Government, and the Athletic Association, 
do the administrative work which is the founda- 
tion of an ethical, self-governing, and healthy 
community; Barn Swallows, Debating Club, the 
musical and writing clubs, and the News and 
Magazine are the mediums for artistic, intellec- 
tually creative expression; and the six societies 
offer an opportunity to play when work is over, 
with an opportunity for some creative work, more 
or less duplicating that of the Barn, Debating 
Club, etc. The privileges of society membership 
are in the nature of a reward for service ren- 
dered in the other two groups of non-academic 
activities — which groups, moreover, retain their 
claims upon society members, now having to meet 
the additional social and artistic requirements 
entailed by membership. To us a new member- 
ship basis seems to offer a possible solution for 
this difficulty. 

The basis which we suggested seems to us 
not only to simplify life within the societies, but 
also to lessen the complexity of the larger social 
problem. Similar interests are allied and given 
"a local habitation and a name." Work within 
the societies is not divorced from the general 
artistic achievement of the college. The social 
life of the college, now the strongest factor of 
the non-academic, is left untouched by this plan. 
We cannot conceive of any system which should 
desire to kill social life in Wellesley; but we 
believe that this side of society life can be 
strengthened by taking the germ of intellectual 
interest and making it an actual bond. 

We can look at the problem of our over- 
crowded social schedule as a challenge for indi- 
vidual elimination. The question in itself social, 
demands more than individual solution at the 
hands of the members of a college democracy. 
Clear thinking on the question must precede ef- 
fective action. The present imperative need for 
the best use of our time and effort brings the 
problem into the foreground. We believe that 
following the idea embodied in our suggestion 
would secure more time and effort for war work. 
our most important non-academic concern, and 
would at the same time make the other non- 
academic activities which we retain, more con- 
tributory to individual and community develop- 
ment. We realize that the detailed development 
of the plan is faulty and inadequate. To us, 
however, it seems to be based upon sound prin- 



THE WE I.LESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




ciples. We offer it as a suggestion for thought 
and constructive planning. 

Virginia Alcock Mahoarbt Howe 

E. Kmhihim: Amuhson Ai.naji James 

MasOUEBITE AttBHBI itv ELIZABETH King 

Kith. Aultmax Maboabbt Littleii \lfs 

I'.ii.anok Blodgett Jake Matulws 

PrIDEXCE BOSTW1CK HELEN MeRRELL 

Isaiiel Boyd Lillian Miller 

Ei-eaxor Carroll Bdtth .Mitchell 

Dorothy Collins IIildegakue Nichols 

Ruth Coleman Mildred Perkins 
Mauy Crane i Phelps 

Dorothy Doremus A dele Rumpf 

Catherine i ish Elizabeth Scott 

Vera Hemenway Therese Strauss 

ESTHER .HOOVER Emu.V THOMPSON 

Margaret Horton Sxi.lv Calkins Wood 



Note. 
The Antis are at present engrossed with sur- 
gieal dressings and other war work, and after the 
war will give their objections to proposed new 
society system and their reasons for desiring to 
continue the present order. 



A HINT FOR RED CROSS WEEK. 



There is a little house on the road between 
Weilesley and Needham which I pass ten times 
a week. It is so small that there is room on the 
front* side only for the door and two windows 
but I neYer see it without feeling a grip at my 
heart and wishing that every paper in the coun- 
try could publish a photograph of it. 

On the door are the Y. M. C. A. triangle, the 
Red Cross Certificate and the Pood Conservation 
card. On either side of the door there waves a 
little American Bag. In the right hand window- 
are the circles of the Liberty Loan, hi the left 
hand n indow is a three-star Service Flag. 

A. H. B. 



REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE 

CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE 

YEAR 1917-1918. 



During its thirty-third year, the Christian As- 
sociation of VVelleslej College has come into closer 
cooperation than ever before with all the other 
associations of the national Christian movement, 

because we have all alike had to face the chal- 
if providing for our members a "moral 
equivalent" of war. 

The two big projects which stand out as char- 
acteristic exponents of this new spirit of fellow- 
ship are the Student Friendship War Fund and 
the Northfield Plan oi Mobilizing North American 
Students for Christian World Democracy. The 
raising "f $16,000 and the enrolling of a majority 
of the college in informal groups for the discus- 
sion of world problems were outcomes of these 
new movements, but the greatest results were the 
Standards of giving, thinking and living. 

Ilic leader of this year's "Discussion Week 1 ' was 
Dr. Henry Churchill King of Oberlin. Besides 
the meetings in the chapel every afternoon, at 
which Dr. King spoke, group and individual con- 
ferences were held. We were fortunate, also, in 
having Miss Kyle Adams with us during ih 
week. Miss Adams met several times with the 
Board, and also with the maids, the Silver Bay 
delegation, the Student Friendship War Fund 
canvassers, and many individuals. 

Special new features of committee work are, 
briefly, the following: the svstematization of fi- 
md establishment of a definite budget, the 
cooperation of the General Aid Committee with 
the War Relief Organization in the management 
of the Allied Bazaar, the introduction of the war 
note in the mid-week meetings, the emphasizing 
of our connection with the Y. W. C. A. at large 
through articles posted on the bulletin board, the 



TUFTS COLLEGE MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCHOOLS 

The Tufts College Medical and Dental Schools are co-educational, and provide 
women with an opportunity for entering vocations of great possibilities. 



The requirement for entering the .Medical 
School is that the candidate .shall have a 
diploma from an accredited high school 
and two years of medical preparatory work 
'covering Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Eng- 
lish and either French or German. 



Tufts College Dental School admits grad- 
uates of accredited high schools on presen- 
tation of their diploma and transcript of 
record covering fifteen units. Many suc- 
cessful women practitioners are among its 
graduates. 



Tufts College has announced that it will give a summer course in Chemistry, 
Biology and Physics, so that college men who lack these subjects may enter the Med- 
ical School in September, 1918. 

The Tufts College Medical and Dental Schools already have several hundred 
graduates holding commissions either in the Army or Navy. 

For further information, apply to 

FRANK E. RASKINS, M.D., Secretary, 

416 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Mass. 



new plan of membership campaign resulting in 
a smaller but more earnest membership. With- 
out the loyal support and generous help of Miss 
Pendleton and other members of the faculty, much 
of the work undertaken could not have been suc- 
cessfully accomplished. 

The members of the Board of Directors have 
felt it a great privilege to be working for the 
Y. W. C, A. in i time of such stress, and tin- year 

i -n to them a >ource of great inspiration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A v\ \ F. Paths. 



THE SECOND MILE IN COLLEGE LIFE. 



In the Christian Association meeting in the vil- 
lage on May lj there was a most interesting dis- 
cussion led by Josephine January on Thi Second 
Mih in College Life. For the freshman this sec- 
ond mile is campus; their need of campus life and 
the campus* need of the freshmen were well 
brought out. A general discus-inn followed in 
which both the freshmen and village seniors took 
part. Everyone agreed that next year a greater 
sense of participation in college life would be 
felt. The fear was expressed that the class of 
19J1 might lose the spirit which it has shown this 
year because of the danger of falling into the rut 
of campus life. 

In conclusion Josephine January said that cam- 
pUS did not constitute the only second mile. In 
every phase of our lives there is a chance to "go 
a second mile" and not to limit ourselves to the 
least we can give. 



STATE CLUBS. 



(Continued from page 1, column 1) 
if we ever believed in the doctrine of ideas to be- 
lieve in it now as we had never believed in it 
before — and to use our imaginations by bridging 
the seven seas*' and thinking daily of suffering 
Belgium, of France, and of England. "The moral 
idealism of you and me who stay at home is the 
sum of our imagination and our money." 

Following Mr. Cronkhite's address came the 
presentation of a service flag to the town of Wei- 
lesley by Weilesley College in honor of the 22\ 
Weilesley men who have left for the front. S. 
Monroe Graves, Superintendent of Schools, pre- 
sented the flag to President Pendleton, who in 
turn presented it to George B. Ager, Chairman 
of the Board of Selectmen of the town of Wei- 
lesley, who received it for the town. Our Presi- 
dent emphasized the idea of liberty for which the 
flag stood. Each of the three speakers made evi- 
dent the spirit of good will and friendship which 
exists between the students of the college and the 
citizens of Weilesley. 

Dancing by special students made a charming 
conclusion to the program. "Spring's Awakening," 
a group dance, showed admirable technique in the 
interpretation of the joy and abandon of spring. 
"The Blue Danube Waltz," a second number by 
the same group was a graceful interpretation of 
the rise and fall of waves. 

The organization of the entire program, the 
skillful presentation of each individual piece of 
work by the students, and the unity of the im- 
pressive whole were only made possible because of 
the untiring and incomparably able work of Miss 
Amy Ilomans, the honored head of the Hygiene 
Department. 

M. F., ISO. 



The last meeting of the year of the Vermont 
Club was held Friday, May 17, on the shore of the 
lake. The club voted to give up suppers for (be- 
coming year and devote the money and time to 
some definite war work. 

The following officers were elected for the year 
1918-19: 

President, Alice Darling, '19. 

Vice-President, Elizabeth Howe, '20. 

Secretary, Dorothy Conant, 'SI. 

Treasurer, Doris Adams, '^?0. 

The Pacific Coast Club will meet at 5.1S P. M. 
m Friday, May ?4, at the Boat House for supper 
on the lake. Forty more squares are needed for 
the afghan. Election of officers. Everybody come. 



THE SPANISH NOVEL. 



Professor Federico de Onis of Columbia Uni- 
versity, who gave a lecture on the Spanish novel, 
spoke of the change that has taken place in 
the character of the novel of Spain as well as 
of other countries in the last thirty years, from 
the objective and realist to the subjective and 
lyric type. Some of the modern authors of Spain 
show characteristics similar to those of the Rus- 
sian school in their colorfulness and tendencies 
towards making rather abnormal characters. 
Spanish literature has always laid emphasis upon 
very individual types, as for instance, the classical 
example of Don Quixote. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



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APPOINTMENT BUREAU NOTES. 



EXCHANGES. 



The lecture which Mr. William H. Blood, a 
Wellesley resident who is one of the engineers in 
charge of the shipbuilding plant at Hog Island, 
was one of the most enlightening that the college 
has had the privilege of listening to this year. 
It was given Monday night, May 13, at 8 P. M., 
in Billings Hall, and was illustrated by very 
vivid stereopticon views of the work which is 
being carried on there. 

Mr. Blood explained first that 10,000,000 tons 
of ships were needed at once at the outbreak of 
the war. Out output up to this time had been 
between 400 and 500 tons a year. Hence it was 
imminently necessary for the Government to 
contract for the new demand. The American 
International Shipbuilding Corporation was formed 
as a result and was given the contract. Hog 
Island, below Philadelphia, was chosen as the 
most suitable place for carrying on the opera- 
tions. The essence of the contract was speed. 
Everything had to be done at once; plans were 
made as things progressed. And in spite of the 
harsh and unjust criticism which has been levelled 
at this concern and those at the head of it, every- 
thing is up to schedule time and has been right 
along. The whole thing has been a tremendous 
undertaking and has incurred an almost unheard- 
of expense because of the scale on which the ships 
are being built and launched. It has been cost- 
ing $10,000,000 a month. The engineering alone 
is a far more remarkable feat than the build- 
ing of the Panama Canal. Thousands of men 
are working On the contract, all of whom are 
housed on the island. To enable this a small 
city has grown up there, with all the advantages 
and facilities of an ordinary town. There is fire 
protection, an emergency hospital, a complete 
sewerage system, a constabulary, a Y. M. C. A. 
canteen, and a great many other conveniences 
which one would not expect to find in a com- 
munity of this kind. The buildings themselves 
cover 25 acres. Fifty ships are being made and 
launched at a time. Just as fast as the material 
is delivered to the contractors the ships are being 
turned out. Two to three ships a week are ex 
pected to be built as soon as the necessary steel 
is delivered to the Corporation, until finally our 
merchant fleet comprises one and a half million 
tons. It can be seen from these statistics that 
Hog Island is over and above the largest plant of 
its kind in the world, and that it is doing more 
for the Government than any other one concern. 

When Mr. Blood had finished there could have 
been no one in the audience who did not feel 
with an immense relief that here at least was one 
band of workers who were standing back of the 
Government and steadily and loyally doing their 
share to make it possible to win this war. 



The American Missionary Association sends a 
long list of places to be filled in the southern 
and western schools under its charge. Some of 
these are essentially good and all of them stand 
for work which greatly needs to be done, especially 
at this time when negro boys and girls must be 
trained to fill the places of their brothers who 
are giving up their lives to maintain the cause 
of our common country. An inquiry addressed 
to number 58 Administration Building and speci- 
fying preferred locality, subject, and salary ex- 
pected would receive careful attention and might 
yield work for those who wish to aid their country 
at this crisis. Professor Emeritus Sarah F. Whit- 
ing writes from the South "My winter in the 
South has made me far more intelligent on the 
national problems which Hampton is helping to 
solve, and the necessity for training leaders for 
this race, the 'ward of America' is very apparent 
to me." Hampton Institute is, of course, the 
great leader, but there are many smaller places 
somewhat similar in purpose, who are doing for 
localities what Hampton is doing for the whole 
South. 

In expressing his inability to accept an invita- 
tion to speak at Wellesley on the importance of 
teaching as a profession, Ex-President Eliot of 
Harvard writes, "The fact is that for a young 
woman graduate teaching is the best form of 
social service she can render, unless she has had 
a medical education or thorough training as a 
nurse. 

"Both Great Britain and France are taking 
measures to improve their schools and increase 
their present and future usefulness, although they 
have borne for three years the terrible strains of 
the war. Must we let our schools decline because 
well educated young women will not serve in 
schools?" 

144. Two fine positions in editorial work under 
the Navy Department in Washington calling for 
no other special training than a fair knowledge of 
typewriting, are made known to the Appoint- 
ment Bureau. Any inquirer should quote the 
number prefixed to this notice. 



Eleanor Blodgett, '19, has been chosen as the 
leader of the Silver Bay Delegation and Margaret 
Horton, '19, is to be head of athletics with Mar- 
garet Alders, '20, as song-leader. 



EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL SERVICE. 

Equal pay for equal work regardless of sex, is 
recommended by the Railroad Wage Commission 
in its recent report. "The employment of wo- 
men is one of the most important problems con- 
fronting those in charge of the operations of 
railroads," the report reads. "Their hours should 
be reasonably short. Their working conditions 
should be fitted to their needs. And their pay, 
when they do the full work of men, should be 
the same as that of men. In every case where the 
same service is rendered there should be the same 
pay without regard to sex or race. Members of 
organizations and non-members must stand upon 
the same footing." Another step in the direction 
of political equality. 



Holyoke. 

The class of 1918 has decided to keep all the 
events of Commencement week, but to simplify the 
program by cutting out elaborate gowns, expensive 
parties and receptions, and hiking up Mount Hol- 
yoke instead of traveling up in motor trucks. The 
banquet will be a picnic lunch. 
Yale. 

The Sheffield Scientific School and the academic 
college are to be coordinated. This will apply only 
to the chemistry departments now, but will prob- 
ably include many others later. Not only will 
this plan decrease the running expenses to a great 
extent but it is hoped that it will lessen the 
hostility which has existed between the two 
branches of the university. 

Amherst. 

For the men who satisfactorily completed three 
years and are in the service for the fourth year, 
the degree of "A. B. honoris causa" has been 
created. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION MEETING. 



Miss Rachel Snow, of the class of 1911, spoke at 
the Christian Association meeting the evening of 
May 15, on the beginning of the Wellesley work 
in Peking, and what the college is accomplishing 
there. It was at a Student Volunteer meeting in 
Rochester in 1910 that the plan of carrying on 
Y. W. C. A. work in China was suggested. Since 
then the work has gone on with much success. 
The women among whom the work is carried on 
are chiefly of the leisure class, frequently wives 
of officials, who are seeking an education. They 
are especially interested in the English language. 
American cooking, and AVellesley gymnasium 
classes. At the end of her talk, Miss Snow 
showed some very interesting slides of Peking 
and its people. D. H., '20. 



POSITIONS 
in New York 

JBest <£ CO. Fifth Avenue at 
35th St., Xew York, Apparel 
Specialists, will have openings 
in June for enterprising young 
women. 

There will be merchandise and 
office positions, and special 
openings any one and all lead- 
ing to positions of importance 
for capable girls who have com- 
mon sense, discrimination and 
willingness to think and work. 

Graduates of Wellesley Col- 
lege of this coming June are in- 
vited to apply. Persona] appli- 
cations required. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




WELLESLEVS ALPHABET. 



AB is for Ad. Building, all Wellesley's pride, 
C is for Chapel, that stands by its side. 

1> is for Davis's, there our spare cash 

Clues tor hairpins and hatpins or anything i ish. 
/■; is tor El. table— lost anything? 

Prom a half-finished sock to your fiancees ring. 
/" i-, lor Freshmen — they live in the vill 

Their hue it resembles the grass on the hill. 
G is for Gramkow's of "double fudge" fame 

If there our friends catch us. it causes us shame. 
// is for Hygiene, that we love so well. 

Of calories and proteins we've ail learned to tell. 
7's for Infirmary — we go when we choose 

To recover from im-a>les or mere mumps to lose. 
./ is for Juniors, a right jolly class, 
A**s for the Knowledge they gain as they pass. 
/. is for Lib— we fan there concentrate 

And our lessons get done at a wonderful rate. 
.Vs for "My dear!" a phrase very fine 

That each Wellesley girl must have in her "line." 
.V is for Notebook. Handle with care! 

They vanish like smoke. Take heed and Beware! 
'>', Mr. Oakes. He is the force 

Of Campus policemen. You know him of course. 
P is for Postman — his long-waited step 

Is a wonderful agent for stirring up "pep." 
Q is for quiet hours. Strict notice lie paid! 
B's for all other Rules meekly obeyed, 
8 stands for Swimming. Three cheers! We can L r ". 

To take dips before breakfast is healthful you 
know. 
T is for tenderloin, tickets and town. 

The things which for war relief we all turn down. 
IPs for Umbrellas. They have a queer way 

Of retiring from view on a damp, rainy day. 
i* is for Vill— and if you are deaf 

To find the inhabitants look under F 
IPs for Wheat From our menu it's gone 

Till old Kaiser Bill is laid under the lawn. 
X is for Xmas and that means vacation! 

Come back on time or be put on probation. 
)' is for Yarn to knit — quite a feat 
Z'> just tacked on to make this complete. 

ADVERTISING SECTION. 
REAL ESTATE. 



If ynu want a central home, try the hill 
You'll find it. freshmen, better than the vill. 

(In the scene of all activity. 

Don't mind its great proclivity. 
Slid.- down tO classes daily if you will. 

If you need quite often something to amuse 
Claflin offers you a sight of all the crews. 

Let not cox's voice annoy. 

Nor the swimmer's shouts of joy. 
When a house with full-length mirrors you may 
choose. 

If a view is your desire, remember Stone 
Perched aloft, in good old age she stands alone. 

Let not botany disturb. 

Not the labs, your thoughts perturb. 
You will soon forget their presence to bemoan. 



If hotels you've though! you always would adore. 
Choose T. C. and you will long for nothing more. 

There'll be faces new each day. 

To confront you on your way. 
Hut. no doubt, you'll know the people on your 
floor. 

If athletics are your hobby, seek the quad. 
You'll be thankful when from gyro you have to 
plod. 
Don't mind the trains that rumble 
Or the engines' noise and grumble 
In spil,- of them you'll reach the land of Nod. 

I). M. K.,' 19. 



THE FABLE OF A MAID WHO DIDN'T. 
( With apoloffii a to ffi • "■in A<l> .) 



Once there was a Damsel who aboded in a 
Place of Higher Learning known as a College. 
She knew she had a Stomach because she often felt 
the Aching Void. The same may he said about 
her Mind. But notwithstanding the Minus Quan- 
tity she sometime* felt herself called to the Plane 
tyi I' ibetycaps (a Fibetycap being to a College 
Woman what a decorated "Ask Me" is to a 
Gushing Freshie). 

She was Hipped on Throat Exercise and Giving 
her Tongue an Airing. Also she was the Kind 
who think they can Sport much Deep Thought. 

In the Afternoon Food Consumption was her 
Motto. She had Inside Information on all the 
Xut-bread-with-cream-cheese sandwiches in Wel- 
lesley. 

On a certain Thursday afternoon she Inclined 
toward Food. She Inclined so Hard that she 
landed in the Vill and Partook of all the Chicken 
Salad within Reach. 

It was a Long Time before her Appetite 
Stopped Roaring but finally she Hit the Asphalt 
on the way back to the Quad and Struek the 
Dear Old Place just as Much Bell Ringing dis- 
turbed the Peace. The Great Unfed were trying 
to Burrow through the dining room Door and 
with her Energetic Heave they Succeeded. Grace- 
fully or Otherwise she tripped over her Neighbor's 
lower Appendages and Sank to her Chair. 

ill. ha!" said the neighbor, "what did you 
think of it this afternoon?' 

Frequent Practice had given the Damsel the 
Vocal Power known as an Unexcellent Thing in 
Woman. So her Repliferous Answer Resounded. 
"The Fruit Lemonade was Swell!" 

Whereupon her Neighbor Dangled a small 
golden Kev and Eyebrowsly vouchsafed, '*I 
meant the Old or the Xew Plan." 

Then the Damsel whose Stomach was Strong- 
willed and whose Brain Dome was Empty, but 
who aspired to discourse a la Fibetycap, was 

Squelched. Her Ambition to shine as tin- Woman 
Intelligent Hid itself in a Hole in the Ground. 

Moral: Whon it it >> quostion of the Forum >>>■ 
tin Tea-room, don't. 



LOST: 

Lost, n !6, Administration Build- 

in-, and Claflin Hall, I wo manuscript 
with Grandmother, belonging to Ruth K. Robin- 
son, l!)Is, and III aliban, 
belonging to (Catherine A. Donovan, 1918, Will 
the tinder please return them to tin- own< 
member of the Mag izi s e board? 




WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 
SCHOOL OF NURSING 

Nursing offers to women an opportunity for 
patriotic service, a splendid preparation for life 
ami a profession of broad social usefulness. 

Washington University gives a three years' 
course in Nursing. Theoretical instruction is 
given in the University, clinical instruction in 
the wards of the Barnes and St. Louis Children's 
Hospitals, Washington University Dispensary 
and Social Service Department. Six months' 
credit is offered to applicants having an A.B. 
or B.S. degree from this college. 

Address inquiries to Supt. of Nurses, Barnes 
Hospital, 600 So. Kingshighway, St. Louis, Mo. 



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Telephone 409-R 

For Prompt Service 

Competent Drivers 

Comfortable Cars 



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Telephone 409-R for prices to Boston 
or otter trips, or call at Garage 

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Cash paid for Ladies' Clothing, Furs, 
Jewelry, Books, Etc. 

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The "OKAXA" 

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HOURS FOR MEALS 

Breakfast 8 to 10 

Luncheon 12 " 2 

Dinner 6" 8 

Afternoon Tea 

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BREAKFAST from 8 t. 9. LUNCH 1 to 2 

DINNER 6 30 to 7 30 Tc.-room ooc. 3 to 5 



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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



PROGRAM MEETINGS. 

AGORA. 
Discussion: The U. S. should adopt some system 
of reprisals. 

PHI SIGMA. 

I. The Chatelaine of Vergi 

(From Marie de France, dramatized by 
Dorothy Onthank and Marion Winstead) 
Cast. 
Etarre, the Chatelaine 

of Vergi .... Nellie Barnes, '19 
The Duchess . . . Helen Broe, 'IS 
The Duke .... Adeline Klein, '18 
Wilson, a Knight . . Carolyn Hall, '18 
Etarre's Sister . . . Bess Whitmarsh, '18 
Act I. The Castle 
Act II. The Orchard 
Act III. The Castle 

II. La Nuit de Noel, 1914 By Paul Claudel 

Cast. 
First Poilu, Jacques . Florence Johnson, '19 
Second Poilu, Jean . Margaret Maxwell, '18 

Curate Carolyn Hall, '18 

Children Nellie Barnes, '19 

Florence Langley, '19 
Nell Towne, '18 
Lillian Barr, '18 
Bess Whitmarsh, 'IS 
Dorothy Faris, '19 

SHAKESPEARE. 
Shakespeare News Marguerite Atterbury 

The Winter's Tale. 

Act V, Scene 1. 

Leontes Elizabeth Brooks 

Cleomenes .... Marguerite Brenizer 

Dion Margaret Kuglei 

Florizel Marjorie Scudder 

Gentleman .... Dorothy Dibble 

Lord Leona Van Gorder 

Paulina Lucille Andrews 

Perdita Marion Bash 

Act V, Scene 3. 

Leontes Margaret Littlehales 

Polixenes .... Katherine Timberman 

Camlllo Margaret Conant 

Florizel Marjorie Scudder 

Hermione .... Helen Swormstedt 

Paulina Hildegarde Nichols 

Perdita Marion Bash 

Modern Ideas in the Sonnets Helen B. Mitchell 

T. Z. E. 
Instead of a program meeting T. Z. E. devot- 
ed Saturday evening, May 18, to war work. 

VILLAGE SENIOR. 

Another name has been added to the village 
senior list. S. Elinore Johnstone is to live at the 
new freshman house on Washington Street. 



BIRD CLUB MEETING. 



At the meeting of the Bird Club on Thursday 
evening, May 16, a short talk on Bird nesting was 
given and then the Vacation Plan was discussed. 
Caroline Gruhler gave a very interesting talk on 
Bird Baths, in which she stressed their impor- 
tance and then described the most successful 
kinds. She also spoke concerning bird houses, and 
told of the many that had been distributed over 
the campus. The state ornithologists send on re- 
quest booklets with directions for these houses, 
for their size, distance from the ground, and 
location should differ for different kinds of birds. 



MORNING SERVICE. 



Dr. William H. Day of Bridgeport, Conn., spoke 
at the morning service. Sunday, May 19. His 
text from Acts 1:8 "Ye shall be my witnesses 
both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, 
and unto the uttermost parts of the earth," in- 
cluded four great propositions. These were that 



ALICE MAYNARD 

Announces 

A unique assemblage of 

GOWNS 

BLOUSES 
SUITS 

SPORT SKIRTS 

SPORT SWEATERS 

MOTOR COATS 

TOP COATS 



DISTINCTIVE FUR COATS 
and NOVELTY FUR SETS 

Also 

ART NOVELTIES 

Not to be found elsewhere 



546 FIFTH AVENUE 

Corner 4-oth Street 

NEW YORK 



the uim of Christianity is the world, that the 
power of Christianity is the spirit, that its method 
is testimony and that its message is Jesus Christ. 
In order to fulfill these propositions we must be 
imbued with the missionary spirit, we must gain 
power through prayer, we must pursue the busi- 
ness of being personal witness-bearers, and above 
all we must endeavor tu know the mind of Christ. 



DR. COPELAND READS DICKENS. 



The fourth and last Reading and Speaking lec- 
ture was given Friday evening, May 17, at Billings 
Hall. Dr. Charles Copeland of Harvard Univer- 
sity read from Dickens the selection from The 
Christmas Carol describing the Cratchet Christ- 
mas dinner, My first dissipation from David Cop- 
perfield and the second chapter of Pickwick 
Papers introducing Mr. Jingle. Dr. Copeland pre- 
faced his reading by a short paper on Dickens 
written for the New York Harvard Club and by 
selections from Forster's Life of Dickens. 

G. .K. s *20. 



CIRCULO CASTELLANO. 



history, its part in the Balkan Wars and present 
conditions. Just now that country is in the hands 
of Austria and Italy, Italy holding the southern 
third as far north as Yalona. It is Mr. Wood's 
opinion that Albania cannot stand alone after the 
war, since she has not had sufficient opportunity 
to know and practice constitutional good govern- 
ment and he sees only two possibilities in regard 
to her future: first, to recreate some form of in- 
ternational control, to assist the government of 
the country, a system which has proved unsatis- 
factory there in the past; second, supervision by 
another country. American supervision would be 
preferred because the peoples of the Balkans, on 
account of our religious and educational work 
among them, look to us to better their conditions 
and to establish a firm and permanent peace after 
the war; at the same time it would do away with 
the rivalry between Austria and Italy, and would 
recreate an independent people after a few years. 
If this is impossible the only other alternative is 
Italian supervision under the protectorate already 
proclaimed. He concluded by showing slides of 
the American troops in London. 



Cfirculo Castellano held its last meeting at 
A. K. X. Friday evening. The most important 
feature of the entertainment was the presentation 
of a play written by the Freshman in the first 
year Spanish courses. Those taking part were the 
Misses Bayless, Chandler, Carroll, Dudley, Free- 
man, Loveland, Metzger, Risk and Y'oung. The 
title of the drama was Lost on Wettesley's Cain- 
pus, and we leave it to your imagination to picture 
how pathetic the scene was. Miss Palomo read a 
little story written by Valdez for the King Albert 
book published for Belgian relief, and Bess Whit- 
marsh, '18, sang a Spanish song which the audience 
gradually recognized as one that they had learned 
by heart. 

WHAT DO YOU KNOW OF ALBANIA? 



OUTLOOK FOR THE SUFFRAGE AMEND- 
MENT. 



As indicated by the senators and representa- 
tives at Washington the growth of opinion in 
favor of woman suffrage among the people of the 
United States is marked and it is believed that 
appeals of their constituents to senators who are 
due for reelection this fall will be duly weighed 
by them. 



FOR THE BELGIAN BABIES. 



On Saturday evening. May 11, in Billings Hall, 
Mr. Charles Wood of the Royal Geographical 
Society gave an illustrated lecture on Albania. 
His talk was an interesting combination of per- 
sonal experience and history. His experiences 
were entertaining but the history was of more 
vital interest since Albania is the least known of 
the Balkan States. He touched upon its early 



Mi>s Bates gratefully acknowledges five dollars 
from an alumna in the east and ten dollars from 
alumna? in the west (they know who they are) 
to comfort with a little food the children of most 
glorious Belgium. 



LOST. 

A bunch of keys including a society house key. 
trunk keys and several smaller keys. Finder 
please return to 

Et.eaxor Ltxtok. 
411 Tower Ct. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Hlumnac Department 

(The Editors ;irc earnestly striving to make this 
department of value by reporting events of interest 
to Welle sley AIuran.t as promptly and as completely 
as is possible. The Alumnae arc urged to co-operate by 
sending notices to the Alumnx General Secretary. Mi- 
Mary B. Jenkins, or directly to the Wellesley Col- 
lege News.) 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

'II. Constance Eustis to Chaplain John War- 
ner Moore, U. S. N., Yale, 'OS, Princeton Theo- 
Logical Seminary. 'I I. 

l-\ Ruth V. Henderson to Charles E. Peace, 
of Chicago, 111. 

'15. Ruth Alden Hoyt to Gowan C. Williams, 
Kenyon, '16, General Theological School (New- 
York City), 'lO, of Omaha, Nebr. 

'17. Katharine Fessenden t<» Leonard Wake- 
field Joy. V. S. S. C, Aviation, Dartmouth, '16. 
MARRIAGES. 

Ml. Dugan-Sieber. On .May IS. ;it Akron, ().. 
Ruth Sieber to Ferdinand F. Dugan. Address: 
17-2 Highland Ave., Akron, ()., after July I. 
BIRTHS. 

'lb'. On May 5, a son, Vernon Watts, to Mrs, 
Vernon W. Cooke (Hazel Watts). 
DEATHS. 

*90. In March, 1918, Mrs. Burt McV. Allison 
(Mary Young). 



REPORT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF 
-THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WEL- 
LESLEY CLUB. 

Mrs. Noyes, the retiring president, gave a 
Hoover luncheon, for which we paid a sum more 
modest than the luncheon, however, there were 
profits, all of which went to the Wellesley Ambu- 
lance Fund. The recipes of some of the dishes 
were sold and these helped to swell the fund. 

The reports of the secretary and treasurer were 
read, followed by a discussion. College Women in 
War Activities, by Mrs. Hatfield, Miss Laughlin 
and Mrs. Brookings. 

The annual election was then held and the fol- 
lowing officers elected : 

President, Miss Flora Randolph. '92. 

Vice-President, Mrs. Edward L. Parsons (Ber- 
tha Brush), '89-'91. 

Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, Miss 
Elizabeth Adams, '96. 

Recording Secretary. Mrs. Rudolph Schevill 
(Margaret Ervin) '08. 

The club then adjourned until September. 

Grace Ciu.ly TibbkttSj Cor. Sec. 



COMMENCEMENT EVENTS. 



Commencement exercises will take place on Fri- 
day, June 14, at II o'clock. Reunion classes are 
Welcome in college houses on that day after break- 
fast, but, owing to the unusual conditions, rooms 
cannot be completely in order until Friday night. 
College houses will he open to alumna? until Tues- 
day after breakfast. Rooms mil be reserved only 
for al-umnat who n / m n slips to Miss Tufts by 

June 1. 

Society meetings (which this year will take the 
place of the usual breakfasts) will be held Fri- 
day afternoon at three o'clock. Senior dinner will 
be at Tower Court that evening and Step Singing 
will follow later that night. 

Saturday will he Alumnae Day, the business 
meeting being called for 9.30. This will lie fol- 
lowed by Alumnae Luncheon at which the speaker 
will he Miss Helen Frascr. The majority nf class 
reunion suppers will conic on Saturday evening. 

On Sunday at 10.30, there will be an alumnae 
prayer meeting, the place and leader to be an- 
nounced later. 

All meetings of Graduate Council will take place 
on Monday. 




Certainly You Will Wear Silks 

BECAUSE 

Patriotism demands Silks to conserve wool 
Economy recognizes Silk as the fabric of Service 
Fashion decrees Silk as the logical spring fabric 
Beauty finds in Silk its counterpart 

BECAUSE You, as a College Woman, appreciate 
quality 

YOU WILL INSIST ON 

LUNSON'C 



For out-dooring a skirt of beige Khaki- 
Kool is topped with a jacket of green 
Khaki-Kool with waistcoat and collar 
of Hero Crepe Batik. The tarn crown 
hat is also of the Khaki-Kool. 



Silks cle Luxe l_5 
The National Silks of International Fame 

Khaki-Kool Indestructible Voile Pussy Willow 

Also on the Silk Honor Roll 

Will 0' the Wisp Roshanara Crepe Ruff-A-Nuff 

Amphora Kashmere Kloth Slendora Crepe 

(All Trade Mark Names) 

H. R. Mallinson & Company 

"The New Silks First" 

Madison Avenue-31st Street, New York 



COLLEGE NOTE. 



The last issue of the News expressed the hopes 
of the Graduate Club when it stated that Miss 
Hazard and Miss Bates read from their poetry 

at the Faculty Tea given at Phi Sigma on May 
14. In reality, however, since Miss Hazard did 
not have any of her poems with her, and Miss 
Bates was too modest to read her own. Miss 
Hazard gave a talk on Liberty Verse, includ- 
ing the reading of various poems, among which 
were The Retinue and Soldu rs of Freedom 
by Miss Bates. Both faculty and graduates ap- 
preciated the opportunity of hearing Miss Hazard 
and having her among us. 



WANTED— SOMEWHERE TO SPEND THE 
SUMMER! 



My services as handy man about the house to 
be exchanged for m\ expenses and perhaps a 

small stipend depending upon how handy I shall 
be expected to be, 

M AiKiAitr.x Hastings. 

II Fiske. 



TO TEACH HYGIENE AT MT. HOLYOKE. 

An opportunity for college women to train for 
positions as teachers of the principles of hygiene 
and right living among women workers in govern- 
ment factories and munitions plants will be af- 
forded by a summer school to be held at Mount 
Holyoke College. Candidates for the course, which 
will run from June 2ft to Aug. 31, must have had 
practical administrative experience in labor fields, 
it was stated today in connection with the an- 
nouncement of the plans. 

Dr. Kristine Mann, health supervisor of the 
industrial ser\ ice seel ion of the army ordnance 
department, which requested the establishment of 
the school, will be in charge, and the staff of in- 
structors will include professors from >ev< i tl 
colleges and a number of labor leaders. Among 
the latter will he John F. Tobin, president of the 
Root and Shoe Workers' Union; Miss Julia O'Con- 
nor, Secretary nf the Boston Telephone Operators* 
Union, and Miss Sarah Conboy of the United 
Shoe Workers. 

The school is to be financed by Mrs. Willard D. 
Straight of New York. 



The following letter has been received by Presi- 
dent Pendleton: 

May 11, 1918. 
My dear Miss Pendleton: 

The Woman's Liberty Loan Committee of Wel- 
lesley wishes to extend its congratulations to the 
Wellesley College Faculty and Student Body for 
the very efficient work which they have done in 
the Third Liberty Loan Campaign. 

No big movement can be successful unless it 
receives the sincere efforts and hearty cooperation 
of everyone concerned, and the results at Wellesley 
College show the earnest and patriotic spirit which 
lias dominated the whole campaign. 

Mrs. Francis L. Higginson, Federal Reserve 
Chairman for New England, and Mr-. Barrett 
Wendell, State Chairman for Massachusetts, have 
made a special request that their personal thanks 
and commendation be given to Wellesley College 
for the comprehensive and substantial work 
which has been accomplished. 

The loyalty and splendid spirit which the col- 
lege has shown cannot help bul have far-reaching 
results. 

Sincerely yours, 

Makt M. Stanwoom. Chairman, 
Woman's Lio< rty Loan Committee 
for Wellesley. 



10 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



COLLEGE CALENDAR. 



Friday, May iU. 8 P. M. Billings Hall. Lecture 
by Herbert S. Austin, son of Superintendent 
Austin. Subject: Central America. 

Sunday, May 2. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
11 A. M. Reverend Edward Sullivan of Trin- 
ity Church, Newton Center. 
7 P. M. Special Music. Address by Ex- 
President Caroline Hazard. 

Monday s May 27. S P. M. Room 24, Administra- 
tion Building, 16th lecture on Food Con- 
servation by Mrs. Elbert Harvey. 

Wednesday, May 29. 7.15 P. M. Billings Hall. 
Christian Association Meeting. Service 
preparatory to Communion. Leader, Pro- 
fessor Eleanor A. McC. Gamble. 

Thursday, May 3U. Memorial Day. 

Friday, May 31. Last meeting of the Graduate 
Club. 

Saturday, June 1. Tree Day. 



THE MEETING OF THE LEAGUE TO 
ENFORCE PEACE. 



In order to bring its real spirit home to the 
unthinking, the League to Enforce Peace cap- 
italizes the word "Enforce." The program of the 
Convention held in Philadelphia May 16 and 17 
bore the heading "Win the War for Permanent 
Peace Convention" and its objects were stated 
as follows: 

To sustain the determination of our people to 
fight until Prussian militarism has been defeated. 

To conform opposition to a premature peace. 

To focus attention on the only advantage the 
American people seek to gain from the war — 
permanent peace guaranteed by a league of na- 
tions. The keynote which was to dominate the 
convention was struck again and again at the 
opening session of the convention when the 
Academy of Music was paeked with representa- 
tives of nearly every state in the union. From 
the ringing address of Ex-President Taft, the 
president of the League, to the last speech of the 
morning session by President Lowell of Harvard 
whose clear, unimpassioned and relentless logic 
carried additional weight by its very contrast 
with the eloquent and impassioned address of 
Rabbi Wise, which preceded it, there was no 
question as to the attitude of the thousands who 
listened intently to every word. Prolonged ap- 
plause followed every reference to the determina- 
tion of the LTnited States to push the war to the 
utmost and to stay in it until a victory is won 
that shall make it impossible for Germany or any 
other nation ever again to proceed upon the as- 
sumption that might makes right. Cheers greeted 
every reference to our debt to France and Eng- 
land, our duty toward devastated Belgium and 
Serbia, and the whole audience rose to its feet in 
response to Rabbi Wise when he voiced the de- 
termination of the United States to help save 
and recreate Russia. 

Over and over again the high note of sacrifice 
was sounded. Difficulties and dangers were not 
minimized, the power as well as the will to 
evil of Germany was emphasized, the necessity 
for a conflict that might stretch over years of 
suffering was pointed out. "Can we bear it?" 
cried one speaker Friday night, and the reply came 
from many parts of the room "'We can!" "We 
will !" 

The high idealism of America was never more 
in evidence and no American could fail to thrill 
with pride for his country and his countrymen, 
representative as they were of the thoughtfui 
business and professional men and women of the 
country, who were present at the convention. 

One of the most notable addresses, besides those 
already mentioned, was that of Dr. Lyman Ab- 
bott who received an ovation, as did Dr. Anna 
Howard Shaw when she spoke on the Degradation 
of Childhood and Womanhood, against which we 



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arc fighting. Dr. Shaw presided at one session 
of the convention and Mrs. Preston, formerly 
Mrs. Cleveland, at another. Wellcsley was proud 
to be represented by Miss Pendleton who spoke 
at the breakfast for women delegates at the 
Bellevue-Stratfordj Thursday morning. 

E. D. R. 



AN APPEAL TO OUR WELLESLEY 
FRIENDS. 

We are grateful for this opportunity to ask 
you to contribute to The Repertory Theatre Fund. 

We so highly approve of the repertory idea as 
carried out by Mr. Jewett, Director of the Henry 
Jewett players, we wish to assure its being a 
permanent institution in Boston (other cities 
have called them). 

We are asking for financial backing in the shape 
of a Reserve Fund, to be held by us as Trustees. 
We want money, to enable the work to grow, to 
hold its high standards, in acting plays, getting 
scenery, costumes, etc., and finally we want to 
build a suitable home for them. Will you con- 
tribute? Now! Do not delay! Send to Miss 
Hope Ladd, Treasurer, 178 Commonwealth Ave- 
nue, Boston, Mass. Reference: The Old Colony 
Trust Co. 

Akka Abbott, 

Hope Ladd. 

Florence Dillingham. 

Trustees. 



us that large sums have been devoted to the war 
budget of the organization for all sorts of new 
service. One great achievement along new lines is 
the formation of the "Girls' Patriotic League,' 5 to 
teach girls how to give active service in towns 
near cantonments. The establishment of the 
•'hostess house," now well-known, is also due to 
the Y. W. C. A., as well as that of translators* 
bureaus for the aids of the women — who, not 
understanding the language, do not understand 
the issues of the war. There is also that branch 
of the work which helps in the organizing of 
women abroad, particularly in Russia and France. 
In France work is being done among munition 
workers, the Red Cross nurses, and the clerical 
and administrative forces of women which our 
government sends over. The V. W. C. A. needs 
college women who can think clearly, who are 
launching 



VESPERS. 



Evening Prayer was conducted by Rev. Alexan- 
der Mann of Trinity Church, Boston. Dr. Mann 
took for his subject The Eternal Purpose. A lack 
of consciousness of it, he said, was what lay at 
the heart of our disconnected activities. 



1920 COMPETITION SONG. 



MERMAIDS, NOTE: 



•'Water, water everywhere and not a'' — place to 
swim! This has been Wellesley's sad predicament 
for a long time. But it is so no more. We have 
a beautiful big lake in which to swim and there 
we may swim between the hours of 4 and 5.30 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 
Great was the rejoicing when this was announced, 
and great was the swimming when it went into 
effect. Friday, May 17, the upper end of the Lake 
was dotted with gay colored rubber caps, and 
cool, happy girls, returned for dinner greatly 
refreshed by this innovation — a real swim in Lake 
Waban ! 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION MEETING. 



Words: Elizabeth Lustig. 
Music: Maude Stewart. 

Wellesley now has "conservation,*' 

All in a class of its own, 

Using abbreviation 

For every word that is known: 

Be at the "Libe"' this "P. M., v Mike, 

I'll beat it down from the Hill, 

Right by the "Ad." is your "bike.* 7 

Mine's being fixed in the "vill." 

Still we conserve in our uses. 
Everyone speaks of the "Quad.'' 
"Caz," "Pom'* are two good abuses, 
"Shaf hasn't yet joined the squad. 
Let's make ourselves all the stronger 
With such conservation, until 
We hold Billings as Billings no longer 
But have in our power Kaiser Bill.' 



Miss- Bertha Conde addressed a joint meeting 
of the Christian Association in the chapel, Wed- 
nesday evening, May 8, on the subject of the in- 
ternationalization of the Y. W. C. A. She told 



On Helen Merrell has been conferred the really 
great honor of leading the student government 
end of the entire Silver Bay conference this sum- 
mer.